Tuesday, September 02, 2008

West Ham Official Excuses

West Ham have finally confirmed that George McCartney has left the club for a 'substantial fee'. The club say they had no choice but to sell McCartney after he handed in a written transfer request because his wife could not settle in the area.

This means that West Ham have taken in the region of £13-16 million in the last week in transfer fees with no concurrent outlay. It also means the club are left with no recognised left back.

11 Comments:

At 12:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

with the way neil has been filling in it looks as though its going to stay that way

unless curbs is planning a 3 - 5 - 2 i dont know what hes doing :)

 
At 12:58 AM, Blogger Peter said...

im discusted, please make an announcement that we signed 3 good players, if not than no more u.p 4 me while money grabin assholes own d club west ham till i die..........

 
At 2:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

pissed off dont mind ferd going gd bis but has mcc handed in a written request has hes wife has not settled in london they new about it days a go but didnt buy we need a chairman who will put hes hand in hes pocket

 
At 7:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL THE FALSE PROMISES OF NEW PLAYERS !! appiah,the french pair Givet & pegguy,all we have really done is sold 2 good defenders! im getting fuc*ed off with a board yet again making mugs out of west ham fans,they knew George was going, laid low with a virus,my arse !!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 7:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bring back brownie !!!!!!!!!!

 
At 7:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

disgusted to wake up this morning to no new signings,all is not well at our great club,i guess we are in for another average season,the board are treating the fans like mushrooms,(kept in dark & fed shit)if the board actually told us the truth,we might understand and be a little forgiving. sorry but i for 1 wont be going at all this season unless its a protest as to why the club are treating us this way !

 
At 8:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel absolutely gutted today. I can't believe that yet again i have sat watching the transfer updates all day and this has happened. Scott Duxberry (Bastard son of Terrence Brown) is a piece of shit. Resign mate - do us all a favour. Gudmunssen - sell us to the arabs so that we don't have to put us with this shit week after week. Curbishley - u are being nugged off mate - i would resign if i were you.

 
At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are the board gonna have the bollocks to issue a statement as to why we have not spent??? Everbody else has strengthened - all we have done is weakened. All season ticket holders should boycott the next game

 
At 10:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line is we are a selling club, always have been always will be. The owner may have changed a few years back but nothing else has. Does anyone really believe this wife couldn't settle crap, he signed a new contract 6 weeks ago FFS. West Ham fans mugged again

 
At 11:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am surprised by how many supporters support the line put out by the board to justify the selling of players, while glossing over the lack of any signings. The timing of the one signing we made, Behrami, now looks like a cybnical ploy to boost the sale of season tickets.

We now have a situation where any players who shine between now and January will attract interest from our Premier League rivals, whilst we are stuck with those who underperform and/or are injured.

Does anyone seriously now believe that if any of our strikers start scoring goals consistently that the club will hang on to them. All Bellamy and Ashton need to do is prove their fitness and play well and they will be sold. On the other hand if they play badly and/or get injured the club carry on paying their wages.

I fear we are in for a series of heavy away defeats and view the forthcoming "easy" fixtures with some trepidation. When is the last time we actually won away from home?

We are also going to be vulnerable at home - leaking golas at the back and lacking creativity to break teams down.

The new owners stated when they took over the club that we would cease being a selling club, would keep the players that we developed and would build a club capable of competing in the Champions League. I would say at present we are more likely to finish in the bottom 4.

We have been net sellers of players, no news whatsover on the new stadium. What happened to the new training ground. With the increased revenue from the new TV contract, and the loss of a number of our higher paid players, there is no excuse for the lack of new signings.

When you visit a ground like the Emirates, and then sit in the East Stand at Upton Park you realise the gulf between the clubs stated ambitions and reality. We seem to be about as far away from being a well run club as its possible to be, and getting worse, not better.

I can only assume that our owner has encounetered serious cash flow problems and needs money from any source he can find it. I don't know the precise terms under which the club was purchased, but recall that it was borrowed money rather than a cash purhase. Maybe the owners are having difficulty renegotiating the load in the current climate.

I suspect the Behrami signing will be paid in instalments.

I don't know how many seasons tickets were sold, but not many more will be purchased. And there will be very few sell outs in the remainder of the season. As for next year, I suspect many supporters will take a lot of persuading before renewing. After all, if teh games aren't sold out, you can cherry pick your games. There probably won't be many attendances below 30000 this season, with season ticket and away support sales. But the cup games, and away support, will be a different story.

The silence from the club at present is deafening. I am not a great fan of Curbs - I just don't think he's up to the job, and to make matters worse his teams are negative and lacking in guile. But you need good players to play good football, and we haven't got many. Clearly he now has his hands tied, and the club are skint.


Paul Anderson.

 
At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS - Just imagine what its like for Green and Upson when they join up with England. Talking to players whose clubs have made signings, are moving forward, who play regularly in Europe. What positive things can they say about our club. I suppose they can say that competition for places isn't that hot.

Paul Anderson.

 

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